The 2023 Candidate Filing Week is May 15th - May 19th. Online filing will begin at 9 a.m. on May 15th and will be available until 4 p.m. on May 19th. In-person filings may be made at the Lewis County Auditor's Office from 8:00 a.m. on May 15th until 4:30 p.m. on May 19th. Candidates filing in person will be directed to a kiosk to use the same online system as those filing from home.
Candidates may also file by mail beginning May 1st. Mailed declarations must be received by May 19th at 4:30 p.m.
The deadline to withdraw for the 2023 Primary and General Election is Monday May 22, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.
A Declaration of Candidacy may be withdrawn by submitting a written request for withdrawal to the Election Office by
the May 22nd deadline. If this deadline is missed, you cannot receive an extension. Filing fees are non-refundable.
The online filing tool will give you step-by-step instructions, email you a confirmation of your filing, alert you when other candidates file in your race, and provide a link to submit your voters’ pamphlet statement and photo. You will also receive a separate email from the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) for your public disclosure filing.
Per RCW 29A.36.131 the order in which a candidate's name appears on the ballot is determined by lot draw, not by the order of candidate filing.
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Additional Candidate Information Links:
- Offices Open For Election
- Candidates Who Have Filed
- Voting District Maps
- Lot Draw Order Information
- Lot Draw Order for Primary Election
- 2023 Jurisdiction Guide
- 2023 Candidate Guide
- 2023 Election Dates & Resolution Deadlines
- Candidate Filing Forms
- Public Disclosure Commission
- PDC Informational Flyer
- Candidate Statement Administrative Rules
- WSDOT Regulations Regarding Candidate Signs